Romantic gift ideas for him

I can't be the only one who struggles with what to get for my sweetheart when Christmas, Valentine's Day, our anniversary, his birthday and other gift-giving times roll around. I find that guys are just a lot harder to buy for than us women. I have so many interests, so many little obsessions - heck I even have an Amazon wish list and a Pinterest "I want" board. I couldn't be easier to buy for. But my beloved? Not so much. So I have to really rack my brain and get creative. Since Valentine's … [Read more...]

Five days of gratitude: day five

Day five of five days of gratitude! Some may have wondered why I haven't been grateful for my darling husband yet this week... well, that's because I've been saving the best for last. In honor of his birthday weekend, here are three reasons I'm grateful every day for the man, the myth, my E! 1. I'm grateful for the things we share in common, like our love for each other and Zoe, our love for our home and neighborhood, our mutual strong commitment to getting back to a life focused around … [Read more...]

A purple and yellow Mother’s Day

When Zoe came home from school with faintly purple-stained palms a week or so ago, I smiled knowingly and inquired, "Oh, did you do handprint art in school today?" I was sure it was another awesome, Pinterest-inspired Mother's Day art gift. Her teachers knock them out of the ballpark each year, and I treasure each and every one. "Yep Mommy, I made you a purple flower, your favorite!" Zoe proudly replied. Then more recently, thanks to a sneak preview from another school mom on Facebook, I … [Read more...]

25 random things – true love edition

I've noticed a trend recently - many bloggers are posting more personal "get to know me" posts as a way to further connect with readers. Well, this one you're about to read is a doozy - kudos to anyone who gets through the whole thing. You'll certainly end up knowing quite a bit about my honey and I! The story below was originally published as a Facebook Note on my personal page in February 2009 when E and I were celebrating our six year anniversary together. I decided to re-post it … [Read more...]